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upbraiding

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Upbraid \Up*braid"\ ([u^]p*br[=a]d"), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Upbraided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Upbraiding}.] [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See {Up}, and {Braid}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.

And upbraided them with their unbelief. --Mark xvi. 14.

Vet do not Upbraid us our distress. --Shak.

2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. --Matt. xi. 20

How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness! --Sir P. Sidney.

3. To treat with contempt. [Obs.] --Spenser.

4. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: To reproach; blame; censure; condemn.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

upbraiding

noun

1: a severe scolding [syn: {castigation}, {earful}, {bawling out}, {chewing out}, {upbraiding}, {going-over}, {dressing down}]


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